Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering: Tenure-Track Position in Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Academic Employment Opportunity #19-11

UNB Saint John

Closing Date: Review of complete applications will begin November 1, 2019.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John invites applications for a tenure-track position in Statistics, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All UNB positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Statistics (or be near completion), a proven record of high quality independent research, as well as demonstrated or strong promise for excellence in teaching. They are to present a research plan that has potential for long-term external funding via Tri-Council grants and/or industry partnerships; to initiate an active research program; and to recruit/supervise students conducting research at undergraduate and graduate levels. Opportunities exist for research collaborations in different areas related to Coastal Studies and Health Sciences, which are areas of strength and strategic growth for the Campus. Candidates in all areas of statistics shall be considered.

The Mathematics and Statistics Department consists of seven full-time faculty members. We offer Majors in Mathematics and in Statistics and maintain a graduate programme. UNB Saint John has a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and training. This position includes teaching courses in the core of our Statistics program, developing and teaching new statistics courses at the senior undergraduate or graduate levels, and making academic service contributions.

A complete application package should include a cover letter, a statement of teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and prospective research interests (2 pages maximum), and copies of at least one relevant recent publication.  Candidates should submit their application as a single pdf document to:

Dr. Tim Alderson, Chair

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of New Brunswick Saint John

P.O. Box 5050

Saint John, New Brunswick

E2L 4L5


Three letters of reference should be sent on the applicants’ behalf, one directly addressing the teaching ability of the application.

Review of complete applications will begin November 1, 2019. 

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.